Author Archives: Araya

Handmade Inspirations for Spring


Did you know Spring is only weeks away? Yep, Wahoo, Yipee.  Even though it has been a very mild (to say the least) Winter I am definitely ready for a change.  I am looking forward to a little color; in the scenery, peoples clothes and maybe even a little tan on my face.  So here […]

Bits of Inspiration {Holiday Cards}


The time has come again to start thinking about who makes your nice list… for Holiday Cards.  If you are like me that list keeps growing and so do the unique options.  This year, wouldn’t it be great to send something hand made from a local artist? Here are a few of my favorites.

Grand Hand Gallery


Artists and art lovers alike rave about the Grand Hand Gallery in St. Paul.  Their beautifully curated collection of quality hand crafted art is unmatched in the area.  Whether you are searching for the perfect Holiday gift or something for yourself, the Grand Hand is a place that you must visit.

Where Art Thou? {November Hunt}


There is a lot of art to be seen outdoors in the Twin Cities so I thought a fun little challenge was in order.   I will be posting one photo of an outdoor piece somewhere in the metro area, on the first Monday of every Month.  Your challenge is to give me the name, location […]

Behind the Design {Cindy Lindgren}


I used to create images for clients and now I’m the client. It took a long time, but I’m finally creating the art I love.

Behind the Design {Ernest Miller}


I am more than happy to share with you this truly talented artist, who turns soft lumps of porcelain into stunning classic heirlooms.

Shop Local {Alsadu}


Are you looking for something one of a kind?  Maybe something exotic, unique or from a far off place? Alsadu is the place!

Gallery {Weisman Art Museum}


If you have never been to the Weisman Art Museum (WAM) you have most likely heard about it or even wondered “What is in that striking stainless steel building”  on the banks of the Mississippi river in Minneapolis.

Behind the Design {Jennifer Davis}


Sweet and Surreal Check out this multifaceted painter and find out where she gets her inspiration for her unmistakably fanciful creatures.

Where ART Thou? {October Hunt}


There is a lot of art to be seen outdoors in the Twin Cities so I thought a fun little challenge was in order.   I will be posting one photo of an outdoor sculpture somewhere in the metro area, on the first Monday of every Month.  Your challenge is to give me the name, location […]

Behind the Design {Candice Simpson}


“When I am working on a project, time ceases to exist”  ARTIST SURFACE MASTER … just a couple ways to describe Candice Simpson.